Owen Miller struggles with his mental health in Marcus

Just before the premiere of the latest release from Gravitas Ventures Mark, we have an exclusive clip from the film that we’re excited to premiere. In the movie, Owen Mueller plays a man who must face his mental health issues in order to find true happiness. You can get a sneak peek at the feature film by watching our clip below, which features a scene featuring Miller’s character detailing how these issues drastically impacted his life.

“All because I was trying to get help,” Millers Marcus laments in the clip. “Have you ever wondered why more people aren’t looking for help? Why do so many people just quit? That’s because it’s harder than calling an 800 number. It takes a hell of a lot more than that. I found I would never seek help. I find distractions more helpful.”

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Mark Written and directed by JR Poli, it is based on the award-winning short film of the same name. The feature film adaptation stars Owen Miller, Katana Malone, Todd Bruno, Jennifer Lynn Sharp and Paul “Big Show” Wight. Poli and Miller produced with Jose Luis Martinez. You can read the official synopsis for Mark under.

Marcus has a turbulent past and an unstable present. As he struggles with a mental illness, unexpected news presents him with a new opportunity to right old wrongs and make amends. In hopes of reconciling with his estranged daughter, Marcus leaves his life behind and embarks on an adventure to find meaning, forgiveness, and redemption. But Marcus must face the consequences of his past life and overcome the greatest obstacle to finding happiness: himself.

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Paul Wight was intrigued by the mental health aspects of Marcus

One of the main actors of Mark, Paul Wight, is best known for his professional wrestling career. He previously spent many years as a Big Show in WWE and is currently featured on AEW programming. But he’s been appearing in films since the 1990s, playing key roles in Mark. We recently spoke to Wight about the film, and the wrestling superstar explained how the story appeals to him because of its exploration of mental health.

“One of the messages that got me interested in the script was mental health awareness,” Wight said. “A lot of it has to do with the journey of Marcus and the interesting thing about my character Gus is that of all the acquaintances Marcus doesn’t have, he’s one of the few people in his life who knows something’s wrong but doesn’t knows how to deal with it. A lot is being done to show support for Marcus, but at the same time he doesn’t understand what he’s going through.”

Wight added: “I think that’s kind of a heads-up message for a lot of people who are learning to understand friends or family members with mental health issues, how to talk to them and sometimes even just listen and be there. Sometimes it’s not about fixing it, it’s about believing it’s a problem and supporting someone and letting someone know you’re there for them. So, I like the interaction my character has with Owens’ character. He knew something was wrong but asked how to address it and how to show support.”

Mark Slated for release in theaters and digital on July 15, 2022. You can check out the official trailer below, courtesy of Gravitas Ventures on YouTube.

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